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Prior to tonight’s game, the Mets placed infielder Ruben Tejada on the 15-Day Disabled List with a right quad strain and selected the contract of infielder Omar Quintanilla from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Quintanilla will wear #3 and was hitting .333 (42-126) with 26 runs scored, nine doubles, two triples, two home runs and 18 RBI in 47 games for Las Vegas. To make room on the 40-man roster, New York transferred RHP Frank Francisco to the 60-Day DL.
The Mets have won four games in a row for the first time since September 21-24, 2012. The last time the Mets won five in a row was May 5-9, 2012. This is the fifth time the Mets have won three in a row over the Yankees, last accomplished May 22 -June 18, 2010. The Mets have never won four in a row vs. the Yankees.
After winning the first three games, the Mets have won the season series vs. the Yankees for the third time. New York went 4-2 vs. the Yankees in 2004 and 2008. The Mets are now 3-8-6 in all-time se...
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David Wright is one of the few bright spots on a dismal New York Mets team this season and knows it takes more than just any casual fan to come out and see the team at Citi Field. During Monday's 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees, the Mets' third baseman heard the constant encouragement of one young fan to hit a home run throughout the game and ended up with Wright...
There was no other choice but David Wright to be Mets’ captain, and throughout this disappointing season showed again Monday night why he is special and the best position player they ever produced.
Daniel Murphy drove in the game-winner and Jon Niese was superb in a bounce-back start, but the Mets don’t win – period – without Wright.
WRIGHT: Proves worth...
More good stuff. I caught the last inning of last night’s Mets game and enjoyed the victory (more on the whole Subway Series thing later). For those watching, it was tough to miss David Wright head over to the stands after Bobby Parnell closed it out and share a hug with a fan. As the WB11 crew similarly remarked, it was “awesome” to watch. And you didn’t even know the back...
TweetThey say the third time’s a charm. Well, last night proved it as the Mets came back again for the third straight game to win in improbable fashion. Down 1-0 in the bottom of the ninth against the best closer baseball has ever seen, Daniel Murphy stepped to the plate and doubled down the leftfield line to start the inning. Immediately afterward, David Wright came up huge once...
When David Wright’s career is over, he’ll undoubtedly be considered the greatest New York Met of all-time. The accomplishments throughout his first nine professional seasons speak for themselves: The franchise’s all-time leader in hits, extra-base hits, runs created, total bases, runs scored, walks, and eventually home runs and games played, Wright could very well find himself...
Sources inside the New York Mets organization revealed yesterday that both Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada were in jeopardy of being demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas if their performance didn’t improve over the course of the remainder of the Subway Series. While Tejada dodged a bullet by straining his hamstring and ending up on the 15-day disabled list, Davis managed to break out of his...
Subway Series Game Two Notes
The New York Mets’ last five wins have all come in their final at-bat. This marks the second time in team history that’s occurred. The Mets also had five straight home wins in their final at-bat from May 13-June 2, 1989. Overall, New York has seven last at-bat wins, tied for the sixth-most in the majors this year.
In each of the Mets last 11 wins...
It appears the Ruben Tejada problem has taken care of itself.
On the day after hearing a wake-up ultimatum or risk being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas, Tejada strained his right quadriceps going after a ball he had no chance of catching in Wednesday night’s victory over the Yankees.
TEJADA: A head-scratching player.
That left the Mets with the easy option of placing Tejada on the...
Potentially lost among the exciting and unlikely 2-1 walk-off victory against the Yankees was the unsightly performance of shortstop Ruben Tejada. His sub-par season has been generally overlooked due to the even more significant woes of slumping power hitter Ike Davis, however with veteran Omar Quintanilla tearing the cover off the ball, the time has come for Tejada to get the hook...
Last night New York Mets fans got to rejoice as their team came back to beat the Yankees in novel fashion. Watching the comeback unfold against Mariano Rivera, who continues his farewell tour from ballpark to ballpark, felt somewhat unnatural. Reason being, nothing like that has never happened before. That’s not to say that Mariano has never blown a save against the Mets...
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Lucas Duda –LF
John Buck – C
Rick Ankiel – CF
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
Shaun Marcum – RHP
The Mets have won five games in a row for the first time since May 5-9, 2012. The last time the Mets won six in a row was April 21-27, 2011. New York is 10-8 in the first game of...
The Mets have had a heck of a week so far. After dropping five straight at home to the likes of the Reds and Braves – no shame in that; the rest of the National League has been doing the same – the Mets took the final game against Atlanta, then three straight vs. the Yankees. For anyone who’s followed this team all year long, this is incomprehensible. All year, this has been...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas rocked Reno, 7-1.
Binghamton dropped a game to Altoona, 8-4.
St. Lucie split a double header with Jupiter, 4-1 & 7-4.
Savannah dropped to Greenville, 5-1.
In his second game back from his stint on the DL, Brandon Nimmo was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in last night’s loss. His average has now dipped below the .300...
Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, has a must-read post on what the Mets blueprint or “plan” is going forward and unsurprisingly it’s all about the starting pitching.
A National League executive told Kernan that “the Mets have the best pitching in the minor leagues bar none. They are really, really deep in starting pitching.”
You know all the names: Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard...
Yesterday we mentioned the “Terrible Trio” and how John Buck, Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada were acting as sinkholes for the lineup. Tonight, two of the three are not starting and who knows – maybe this will be the day Davis ends his 29-game, 105-PA homer-less drought.
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